June 22, 2021 Subject:
great, until Jerry loses it set 2
Wow, this recording is great, and Set 1 is great.
Set 2 is just a heartbreaker pre Drums.....Jerry starts by forgetting most of the words to Scarlet...and then Fire...and his playing is messed up too, really choppy and weird and angry. I think forgetting so many words just killed all his confidence and made him mad...you can hear it...very rare for 1981. After Estimated he continues messing up Terrapin...wow, he is totally humbled. Must have been hard to witness.
What really blows your mind is the previous and following nights are stellar, as is this tour.
I quit listening after the NFA, which was OK.
I wonder if Jerry pulled it together for the Stella Blue? 81 Stellas are usually pretty great.